Fear No Evil (1981) - Rotten Tomatoes

Fear No Evil (1981)

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Movie Info

Frank LaLoggia makes an impressive feature film debut with this surreal and frightening horror film with religious undertones. Andrew Williams (Stefan Arngrim) is a creepy 17-year-old with something up his sleeve --he is the personification of Lucifer. Consumed by the power to destroy, Andrew takes charge at his island domain and it is left up to an old woman, Margaret (Elizabeth Hoffman), with God on her side, to battle against the Arch Fiend.

Cast

Elizabeth Hoffman
as Mikhail/Margaret Buchanan
Kathleen Rowe McAllen
as Gabrielle/Hulie
Frank Birney
as Father Daly
Jack Holland
as Rafael/Father Damon
Barry Cooper
as Mr. Williams
Alice Sachs
as Mrs. Williams
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Critic Reviews for Fear No Evil

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Though the horror genre is sated with maniacs on the menace, Fear No Evil stands out. Spooky and surreal, the ultimately hopeful film has its basis in religious morality.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

The dialogue and characterizations are rudimentary. Of the acting and the direction, the best that can be said is that they would not disgrace a small-city drama club.

August 30, 2004 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

A surprisingly decent demonic-possession film.

February 19, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A remarkably assured, personal, and powerful horror film.

May 21, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
TV Guide

Everything you could hope for in a late 1970s-early 1980s horror picture -- and then some. It's exploitative, it's in crashingly bad taste, it's cheesy and it's pretty silly.

April 16, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's worth checking out if you're a big fan of '80s horror and have seen a lot of the essential titles already.

June 16, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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